Political Awakening Video Weekend 10-14-2018 (10 videos + 6 micros)

Stars: Virginia Eubanks, Chris Hedges, RJ Eskow, Alex Lawson, Richard Wolff, Harriet Fraad, Stephanie Kelton, Jimmy Dore, Josh Androsky, Lee Camp et al., Mike Figueredo, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Mark Steiner, D.D. Guttenplan, Thom Hartmann, Jeff Sharlet, and Nick Brana.

Topics:

  1. (Un)Fair Society
  2. U.S. History of Fighting for a Fair Society
  3. Medicare vs the Robber Billionaires
  4. Economic Updates
  5. Money in the Economy Explained (incl. MMT)
  6. Public Banking for a Better World
  7. News (Trade Deal, ‘elite’ SCOTUS Picks, Tax Scams, U.S. Syrian Raid)
  8. Progressives vs SJW Corporatist “Dems”
  9. Hate-Filled Groups for the Oligarchy
  10. Evil ‘Elite’ Mindsets
  11. Movement for a People’s Party

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Living for Whom?

Someone said that since life is so painfully short, it’s a shame to waste it being a supporting character in someone else’s story. That’s exactly how so much of my life has felt: working myself to the bone to make others rich and get nothing to show for myself in the end. Each time things were looking up, another big corporate move or Wall Street crash ended my blossoming career, had me use up my savings until I finally found a new foothold, and the cycle repeated. Now, as I am getting old, all I can see having achieved is making the rich richer and sliding ever deeper into poverty myself. Is it any wonder that I have come to question the system that has so cursed me from the cradle to the grave that all my many skills and talents and hard work left me and so many others in the ditch? What was I born for? To be a mere supporting character in a few privileged folks’ story?

How is that to be a life worth living? Working just to survive is not a life worth living. What’s the point of working yourself to the bone and suffering endlessly? How can any of the rich ‘elite’ condemning others to such a non-life live with themselves if they aren’t complete psychopaths (which I suspect most of them are) or totally ignorant of the conditions under which so many of us must subsist thanks to a rigged system which lifts up the rich and dunks the rest of us? Maybe, instead of writing these posts which hardly anyone knows about and reads, I should post a sign on this planet: Don’t get born here!

What are your prospects on Earth when a majority just hopes to get by and a minority wants to outstrip everyone else and gets to do so because the majority is so busy surviving and so trusting of authority that they let them do it? How can you live a life worth living in such a world?

That’s right: the only way is to be born into privilege and be part of the callous 1%.

Then, again, there is one alternative: the many of us waking up to the nature of the warped system in which we live and putting our shoulder to the wheel to change it.

Join us fighters for a good world to live in if you haven’t done so, yet. Wake up your fellow dream walkers. Share the waking voices of this site and other sites with all your friends and family. Become a patron if you can afford to and – again – ask those in your circles to do the same. At the very least keep reading the articles and watching the videos here. They are meant to wake up and rally the many for a world in which we can all live proper lives.

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P.S.: Since the path to a good world includes making government serve its people, here is a pretty good read you might want to check out (on how non-serving of the people our government currently is): Government of the People, by the People, for the People. NOT. (warning, this article seems to be posted on a libertarian site, thus only criticizing government but not offering a solution, and I may have merely breezed through it rather than read it word for word back when I noted it down as a good read… so take this recommendation with a grain of salt… I see good critiques made in it though when I check)

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Political Awakening Video Weekend 07-28-2018 (16 videos)

In this weekend’s video compilation, stars like Claudia Stauber, active berners, Brian Becke (awesome!), Noam Chomsky, Amy Goodman, Jimmy Dore, Brigida Santos, Mike Figueredo, Thom Hartmann, Jason Stanley (very informative!), The Rational National, Tim Canova, Melissa Schwartz (from DemocracyCounts), Kaniela ‍‍‍Saito Ing (from Hawaii), Sharmini Peries, Jen Senko (“The Brainwashing of my Dad”), Richard Hobbs, and America’s rising hero Nick Braña shine bright lights on the people’s awakening; the reality of Russia, the Middel East, our government budget, our (nonexistent) democracy, capitalism and socialism; on fascism, capitalism-neoliberalism; establishment lies & corruption; U.S. genocide and mass migrations; rigged U.S. elections; the public brainwash; and successes in political revolution.   Continue reading “Political Awakening Video Weekend 07-28-2018 (16 videos)”

Very Funny Show to Start this Week With (Mo, 11/27/2017)

Because of the serious matters that need public exposure, many of Jimmy Dore’s videos are very good but not very funny. And, yet, he is a comedian by trade (which gave him an audience to start with when he began political commenting, unlike guys like me who start from zero), and he just released a recording of one of his live shows which made me laugh all the way through. Don’t miss this:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Proof: Democrats Bought & Controlled By Millionaire Donors”)

Jimmy Dore Quote: “The reason why half the country is poor or low-income is because both [major] political parties represent management.”

Jimmy Dore impersonating the neck-and-reckless plutocrat: “This is the world of guys like me making it impossible for other people to do well. … What’s your [effing] problem?”

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HELP! How Can We Be Heard?

This is long overdue. Millions of Americans have woken up from their fifty years of slumber, but they don’t know where to go, what to do, what is really going on, and that we could build a Star-Trek-like utopia in our lifetime… if only they knew how. And the few, like me, who do know, are struggling to make ourselves heard.

And what are all the awoken doing to get the word out? Close to nothing. 

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Humor/Quickyrant: Our Tweet-Short Future

Twitter just sent out a recommendation for improving the chance of one’s tweets to be noticed: “Short and sweet. Sticking to 140 characters may be challenging, but Tweets that are even shorter (less than 70 characters) normally get more engagement. Here are some tips for writing effective Twitter Ads copy…”

OMG! Yes, I get it that our lives have become terribly busy, overloaded, and stressful. I am a prime example. Toiling for the moneycrats, we hardly have time to breathe, leave alone read articles of mine, watch independent news, catch up on our emails, or even read a whopping 140 characters on our hero site Twitter which came at us with the bright idea of shortening our communications (by force!) to 140 characters, just enough text to describe the booger you just picked out of your nose and that the whole world must know about. Yes, thank you Twitter! The dumbing down you have done for us is splendid. In this horrible world, which gets worse every year, a dumb mind is all we have left to help us tolerate it. A world made for twits, Twitter’s favorite customers.

I can see the trend continuing. 140 characters originally… 70 characters now… and in the end just one short word: HELP!

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Fitting Rant Responding to the Charlottesville Murder

For sane people, the Charlottesville Murder was either a psy-ops trick or a lunatic’s egress of identity politics with which we, the 99%, are constantly divided from above to stop us from rising up to fix our country so it becomes a good place for everyone. The brutish and idiotic murder cannot be justly explained any other way. Wage slaves hating on each other over superficial stuff like skin color is simply not justifiable as a sane act. Rather, it is the mark of being manipulated from above. And when Steve Grumbine rants about people being too lazy to try and understand economics, he is simply pointing at the elephant in the room so many of us fail to see: the origin of Money in Politics. We all realize that Money in Politics is what turns our own government against us, instead of it serving us, as it is supposed to. Many of us realize that Money in Politics turns our economy against us. But the thing, that too many people still are “too lazy” (or to afraid) to do, is to follow the money and realize that it is our flawed economic system itself that creates the concentration of Big Money (in a few privileged hands) which then gives rise to Money in Politics in the first place. It’s a vicious circle, one part of which too many of us still don’t see.

I wrote about this yesterday. But if you prefer to hear this packaged in a passionate rant on video, here it is:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Neoliberalism’s bastard spawn. Wanna know why racism has a foothold in America?”)

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Great Rant About Smearing and Honest Journalism (Video)

Honesty is one of our highest goods. Without it, everything else goes down the drain:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “The Art of the Smear! Seth Rich Rant! (Special Edition)”)

Tim Black is one of those who was smeared by someone who should know better. Thankfully, Tim won’t be discouraged by that. I love his energy and his way with words. More power to you, Tim! And to everybody else: Follow his suggestion to make things right and support independent media instead of corporate media, such as on Tim’s Patreon page or likewise this here site’s recently created Patron Page. Power to the people!

Let’s Talk About Betrayal (RP)

I know the feeling. Life is bad enough, especially in a world as rigged by people against each other as ours is. And publishing every day about the insane garbage the establishment dumps on us is not exactly spending quality time. So, lately I often think about slowing down, especially since my small reach hardly warrants all the time I invest. Steven D Grumbine is someone who also works hard at this. Luckily, he has a little more reach and his Patreon account is working, so perhaps he no longer needs to hold down some dumb bread-and-butter job in addition to researching and broadcasting about our mess and ways out of it (or at least not for much longer if you add to it).

I have wanted for a long time to showcase one of his videos. Today, I finally get around to it. This particular video is quite short (because it is truncated), but very passionate and fitting pretty well into my latest string of themes:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Let’s talk about betrayal”)

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Gaslighting and Miscasting Fighters for the Cause as Clintonites

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Posts about the DNC lawsuit[1][2] and the current efforts to create a People’s Party have been getting me polemic reactions of this sort: “Another Clintonite is trying to get Berners to leave the Democratic Party so the Clintonite neoliberals can continue to control it? What a shock!”

Here is my reply, which any of you may borrow who are similarly besmirched with (insincere?), illogical, and downright insulting accusations of your alleged insincerity. Continue reading “Gaslighting and Miscasting Fighters for the Cause as Clintonites”